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James HC Fenton

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Peat bogs have always been a main interest
 of mine


The growth and development of temperate ombrotrophic peat.

I am currently writing a series of papers on the instigation of peat, peat growth, pool development and peat erosion. Watch this space!

Click here for  pictures of Antarctic peat

Peat in the Falkland Islands: Observations on Falkland Islands’ peat including long-term dynamics .pdf 3.7mb

Download an illustrated article on my work as a British Antarctic Survey botanist studying Antarctic moss peat.

See also:

The Upland Ecology of Scotland: a Review of the Favourable Condition Approach in Relation to Grazing and Carbon Storage

This includes a discussion of peat’s role in carbon sequestration & storage  .pdf 2mb

See my paper:

The rate of peat accumulation in Antarctic moss banks

Journal of Ecology, 1980, Vol.68, No, 1, pp. 211-228

Visual comparison of carbon stored in peat bogs and in commercial forests

This illustrates how peat of c.10cm depth stores as much carbon as a commercial plantation .pdf 3 mb